Receiving a small business status can be valuable when it comes to federal contracts and other benefits. Make sure your small business status isn’t in jeopardy as a result of your business relationships. In federal government contracting, small businesses that have been awarded the status by the federal government as a “small” business are eligible…

Running a small business may spook some people, but not these Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) members! Margaret Cassidy, Cassidy Law: TRICK: “Identifying and spending time with others (through happy hours, emails, etc) who run a small business in my same industry. Although they are technically competitors, they also experience the same problems I have….

Given my practice as an ethics and compliance lawyer, white-collar defense lawyer, I am getting barraged with questions on the college scandal: Why would someone pay a bribe like this? Why would someone accept a bribe? Where are the people with integrity? Did they not think they would get caught? How did the colleges “let”…

A lot of organizations have helplines where employees or others can call to ask questions or raise ethical or legal concerns. Anyone who has ever reviewed the information from these helplines or responded to the calls know just how diverse and, frankly, crazy some of the calls can be. It is not surprising that crazy…

How a company treats employees who bring forth concerns is strong evidence of that company’s propensity to make legal and ethical decisions. A company that welcomes hearing about concerns and issues breeds trust with its employees and other stakeholders like investors and regulators. As a result, employees may share their concerns with an organization before…

According to a recent DOJ non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with Credit Suisse Hong Kong, the popular Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day got a little twisted. According to the facts in the NPA, the daughter of a high-ranking Chinese foreign official took her mom on her Credit Suisse business trips. This was possible because…

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